Skateboarding is training, but I don't think of it as training. It's fun.

Shaun White

Shaun White

Profession: Athlete
Nationality: American

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When I'm on planes, I'd talk to people and I'd tell them I compete in the X Games. Some would know what it was, but maybe half didn't. But everyone knows about the Olympics. They're really like the X Games for the world!

You know the best thing about competition? There's this whole strategy game, and when it all works out its like solving that hard math equation. You finally get the answer and you're so happy.

The hardest thing about skateboarding is consistency: The slightest flick of your foot or gust of wind can send your board flying, so it's really anybody's game out there.

I like to stay in the moment.

Everywhere I go I buy new music shirts.

I've always been under the impression that it would be such a bummer to be in a peaceful place like Hawaii or the tropics and be stressed about catching waves.

I'd love to compete in the Summer Olympics.

I remember thinking that I'd way rather give my parents my money, and not have to like have them go to work anymore, you know what I mean. Because I'd way rather spend more time with them.

I always tell people that our sports aren't that dangerous.

Games have always a big part of my life. I was that kid freaking out over his new Nintendo.

Getting into music has changed my personality and way of doing things. I'm far more open now.

Honestly, I feel really grateful for everything.

Ask anyone who knows me - I am constantly moving things around in my place.

It's tough now to meet a girl who wants to hang out with you because she likes your personality - who hasn't seen you on TV and is like, 'Hey!'